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Luna and Tilly - Our School Dogs

Picture 1 Luna
Picture 2 Tilly

Luna and Tilly

 

Meet Luna and Tilly, our school dogs, who enrolled at Brampton Cortonwood in October 2017 (Luna) and November 2018 (Tilly)! They have a fantastic temperament, are amazing with the children and are very happy dogs - fitting right in at Brampton Cortonwood! We have an increasing number of school pets that the children care for. They are:

 

A rabbit, Bella

Our 2 chickens, Betty and Boo

Our class fishes, Freddie and Fliss

F2's guinea pigs, Dandelion and Burdock

Y2's hamster, George

Y1's land snail, Derek

 

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding school dogs.

 

What are the benefits of having a school dog?

  • A calming effect on pupils, particularly those with behavioural or learning difficulties

  • Encouraging expression and participation in more withdrawn children

  • Promotes a sense of responsibility

  • Stress relief for children (and staff!)

  • Motivating pupils to think and to learn as most children have a high level of natural interest in animals

  • Teaching children to nurture and respect life

  • Help children build confidence in reading 

 

How will school plan for this?

  • A full risk assessment and policy has been written  

  • Consent has been sought from parents of children who will come into contact with Luna and Tilly

  • Children will not be unsupervised with Luna or Tilly and contact will be carefully planned

  • When not enjoying classrooms, Luna and Tilly will be in the office with Mrs Aston

 

What about allergies?

  • All rooms and corridors are thoroughly hoovered at the end of every day to remove pet hair, along with all surfaces wiped and cleaned.

Luna being introduced

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